Quotation by Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 357 (1796, trans. 1926).
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